i'm being really brave

Imagine

A pocket-sized Woozi running around in the kitchen with a tiny apron on trying to cook a simple meal for the two of you. He would ask you to help him with the impossible tasks for him, like cutting up a big piece of meat or opening the fridge, but the rest he would do by himself: from cutting up the vegetables (he would use a mini knife from your tiny survival kit) to cooking the food (he would stand on top a big can to stir and fry the food).

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“Justin’s come of age in the middle of a battlefield. Earned his purple heart, for chrissake. He’s a soldier, Brian. He fights for what he wants – to be who he is with no shame, to love who he loves with no apology.” Dusty dragged her fingers through the wires hanging above her head. “Idealists always push their boundaries. They shame us into pushing ours. Or frighten us into hiding. Our choice.” (x)

Today the student president of my school's GSA club came into my health class to talk about the club.
  • GSA President: So does anyone know what asexuality is? *looks around skeptically*
  • Me: *raises hand* It's when someone doesn't experience sexual attraction to anyone of any gender, but they can still experience romantic attraction and stuff.
  • GSA President and Co President: *look at me with wide eyes*
  • President: That's exactly right. Nice job!
  • Then, at the end of class...
  • Me: I'm surprised they mentioned asexuality. It tends to be overlooked.
  • Friend: I'm really glad that you raised your hand to define it. I'm proud of you. You started talking quicker towards the end and you sounded really nervous. I understand why explaining it could be scary for you, and I'm proud of you for doing it.
  • Me: Well I was explaining my own orientation but for the most part I'm closeted so it was scary.
  • Friend: Don't worry, nobody else would've noticed that you were nervous. The only reason I noticed is because I know. But you represented your community there, which is great. I'm really proud of you for being brave.
  • I love having supportive friends 😄🌈
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‘Why, Sam,’ [Frodo] said, 'to hear you somehow makes me as merry as if the story was already written. But you’ve left out one of the chief characters: Samwise the stouthearted. “I want to hear more about Sam, dad. Why didn’t they put in more of his talk, dad? That’s what I like, it makes me laugh. And Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam, would he, dad?”’

'Now, Mr. Frodo,’ said Sam, 'you shouldn’t make fun. I was serious.’

'So was I,’ said Frodo.

Sam being brave for westfarthings

So in training, I’ve really made it a point to talk about my sexuality and the experiences I’ve had that correlate to it, and I’ve now had two women in class come up to me afterwards and just be so surprised, and grateful, that I’m so open and vocal about being bi. And then go on to tell me about how much internal wrestling they’ve gone through with being bi themselves, and not having known about any greater community of bisexuals. We need more public bi figures because this should not be such a novel concept, that anyone could confidently Be Bi or that hey you may not be the only bisexual in the room, you have others you can reach out to

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